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: Music in the Morning

on- gramophone records


The Combined Bands of the 14th/20th King's Hussars
Bandmaster. Roy Hurst and the 17th/21st Lancers
Bandmaster, Rodney Bashford


Unknown: Roy Hurst
Unknown: Rodney Bashford

: South American Way

Southern Serenade Orchestra directed by Lou Whiteson
with Tano Ferendinos (tenor)


Directed By: Lou Whiteson
Tenor: Tano Ferendinos


Ken Mackintosh and his Orchestra
Irene Miller , Kenny Bardell
Gordon Langhorn
The Sam Browne Singers
The Ray Hartley Trio
Produced by David Miller


Unknown: Ken MacKintosh
Unknown: Irene Miller
Unknown: Kenny Bardell
Unknown: Gordon Langhorn
Singers: Sam Browne
Unknown: Ray Hartley
Produced By: David Miller

: People's Service

'Wisdom teacheth soberness and understanding, righteousness and courage, and there is nothing in life for men more profitable than these'
The Christian Faith for Everyman
Service from the Roman Catholic Churoh of the Most Holy Redeemer, Billericay, Essex. Conducted by Father Aloysius Roche


Service conducted by: Father Aloysius Roche


From London, the tunes you have asked us to pLay. From Germany, the tunes that make them think of you
In London, Jean MetcaLfe
In Hamburg, Christopher Howland


Unknown: Jean Metcalfe
Unknown: Christopher Howland


(Recording at last Wednesday's broadcast in the Home Service)


Eiamonn Andrews , with a BBC mobile recording unit, bids farewell to people who have been visiting London during the Festival of Britain
Produced by Phyllis Robinson


Unknown: Eiamonn Andrews
Produced By: Phyllis Robinson


The best of today's popular songs with interruptions from Alfred Marks played this week by Woolif Phillips and his Orchestra sung by Dick James
Diana Coupland , Marie Benson
The Stargazers, The Top Hatters
(Continued in next column) with the Ray Ellington Quartet
Eddie Calvert (trumpet) and Steve Race
Producer, Johnnie Stewart


Unknown: Alfred Marks
Unknown: Woolif Phillips
Sung By: Dick James
Sung By: Diana Coupland
Sung By: Marie Benson
Unknown: Ray Ellington
Unknown: Eddie Calvert
Unknown: Johnnie Stewart


Seaside entertainment presenting artists who are appearing at holiday resorts this summer
This week the spotlight falls on Bexhall and Eastbourne and picks out
From Bexhill:
Freddie Frinton , Sonnie Willis
Richard Du-Bray appearing in Edward Kent's Starlight Rendezvous ' at the De La Warr Pavilion
From Eastbourne:
Sandy Powell , Bob Andrews
Pamela Wardel , Norman Meadows appearing in Walter Fellow's Star Wagon ' at the Pier Theatre
Marjorie Wieland appearing in Cecil Johnson 's ' Fun in the Air' at the Redoubt Music Garden
At the pianos: Winifred Taylor and Kathleen O'Hagan
Presented by John Ellison


Unknown: Freddie Frinton
Unknown: Sonnie Willis
Unknown: Richard Du-Bray
Unknown: Sandy Powell
Unknown: Bob Andrews
Unknown: Pamela Wardel
Unknown: Norman Meadows
Unknown: Marjorie Wieland
Unknown: Cecil Johnson
Pianos: Winifred Taylor
Pianos: Kathleen O'Hagan
Presented By: John Ellison


Roy Plomley
Introduces the new radio game
The Ladies:
Yvonne Arrnaud Valerie Hobson
Lesley Piddlngton v. the Gentlemen:
Gilbert Harding Gerard Hoffnung
Kenneth Home
The Jury:
Three showgirls from the Windmill Theatre, London
Devised and produced by Ian C. Messiter


Introduces: Roy Plomley
Unknown: Yvonne Arrnaud
Unknown: Valerie Hobson
Unknown: Lesley Piddlngton
Unknown: Gilbert Harding
Unknown: Gerard Hoffnung
Produced By: Ian C. Messiter

: Richard Dimblebv comes DOWN YOUR WAY

with a BBC mobile recording unit to interview ten men and women of the Darlington district and to invite them to choose their favourite music
Produced by John Shuter


Produced By: John Shuter


Excerpts from films now running in London
Gary Cooper, Ruth Roman and Steve Cochran in Warner Brothers'
' Dallas ' with Raymond Massey and Barbara Payton and Bing Crosby , Mary Martin
Brian Donlevy , and Rochester in ' Birth of the Blues'
(A Paramount Picture)
Adaptation by Gordon Gow
Produced by Thurstan Holland


Unknown: Ruth Roman
Unknown: Steve Cochran
Unknown: Raymond Massey
Unknown: Barbara Payton
Unknown: Bing Crosby
Unknown: Mary Martin
Unknown: Brian Donlevy
Unknown: Gordon Gow
Produced By: Thurstan Holland

: Peter Brough and Archie Andrews in ' EDUCATING ARCHIE'

with Max Bygraves
Tony Hancock , Hattie Jacques Julie Andrews , Peter Madden
The Tanner Sisters
The Hedley Ward Trio
Anton and his Orchestra
Script by Eric Sykes and Sid Colin
Produced by Roy Speer


Unknown: Max Bygraves
Unknown: Tony Hancock
Unknown: Hattie Jacques
Unknown: Julie Andrews
Unknown: Peter Madden
Unknown: Hedley Ward Trio
Script By: Eric Sykes
Script By: Sid Colin
Produced By: Roy Speer

: News and Radio Newsreel

A summary of events of the past week


The combined
Stoll Theatres Orchestra
(by permission of Prince Littler) under the direction of Reginald Burston with Geoffrey Philffippe
Introduced by John Webster
Arranged by Michael North


Unknown: Geoffrey Philffippe
Introduced By: John Webster
Arranged By: Michael North


Community hymn-singing from St. Michael's Church, Teignmouth, Devon, led by the combined Anglican and Free Church choirs of the district
Conducted by Cecil Cope Organist, J. W. M. Price
Hymns introduced by the Rev. Martin Willson
Come. let us join our cheerful songs
(Tune. Nativity)
How sweet the name of Jesus sounds
(Tune, St. Peter)
Rejoice today with one accord (Tune.
Ein' teste Burg)
Join all the glorious names (Tune,
Croft's 148th)
The head that once was crowned with thorns (Tune. St. Magnus)
Alleluia! sing to Jesus (Tune,
How bright these glorious spirits shine .(Tune. Beatitude)
Hark! the glad sound (Tune. Bristol)


Conducted By: Cecil Cope
Organist: J. W. M. Price
Unknown: Rev. Martin Willson


Ted Ray introduces a programme for Services everywhere
Sandra Dome
Douglas Young and a sporting celebrity The Forces try to stump
Leslie Welch , the Memory Man
Oarole Carr sings songs of the Servicemen's choice
You've Asked For It
Bringing sounds for Servicemen overseas to remind them of home
(Continued in next column)
The Stargazers
The George Mitchell Choir
Geraldo and his
Concert Orchestra
Script by Bob Monkhouse and Denis Goodwin
Produced by Leslie Bridgmont and Frank Hooper


Introduces: Ted Ray
Unknown: Leslie Welch
Unknown: Oarole Carr
Unknown: George Mitchell Choir
Script By: Bob Monkhouse
Script By: Denis Goodwin
Produced By: Leslie Bridgmont
Produced By: Frank Hooper


Singing and playing for you


Tom Rees introduces a programme of hymns and other religious music and relates the memories they bring to listeners


Introduces: Tom Rees


A programme of melody introduced and played by Sandy Macpherson at the BBC theatre organ


Played By: Sandy MacPherson


Jack Byfield and hie Players with Frederic Curz 'on at the organ


Unknown: Jack Byfield
Unknown: Frederic Curz

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